Engaging in Urban Image-making by Anita Strasser

One Day Symposium
Date :  Friday 27th April 2018 
Time : 11:00-17:00
Location : Richard Hoggart Building, Room 137a, Goldsmiths, University of London
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After a stimulating series of conversations in 2017, Engaging in Urban Image-making, a one-day symposium hosted by the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) at Goldsmiths, continues the dialogue about how we engage with urban life in our image-making practices in the 21st century. Through the presentation of a diverse selection of visual stories, we are keen to address how image-making can support our understanding of some of the complexities associated with contemporary urban life. The event is organised by Anita Strasser (PhD candidate in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths) and Gill Golding (Visiting Research Fellow at Goldsmiths), and is generously supported by the CUCR, Urban Photographers Association (UPA), and the Goldsmiths Graduate School Fund.
The success of last year’s event with a packed-out audience, stimulating discussions and excellent feedback is testimony to the need for such conversations, and we are pleased to announce another fantastic line-up of speakers for this year’s event. Dr Paul Lowe, award-winning photographer, Reader in Documentary Photography and Course Director of the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at LCC, will deliver the keynote on The Forensic Turn and the thingness of the photograph. Other speakers are Tom Hunter, Professor of Photography at LCC, Nirmal Puwar, Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths, Anita Strasser, UPA member and PhD Candidate in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths, UPA members Tanya Houghton and Anthony Palmer, and Jennifer Roberts, member of London Independent Photography. 
The event is free but booking is essential. To book, please e-mail Anita Strasser 
Further information can be found on our dedicated website: https://engaginginurbanimagemaking.wordpress.com/

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